Resin-Based Materials in Restorative Dentistry: Innovations, Characterization and Clinical Implications

A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983). This special issue belongs to the section "Dental Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 3130

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Dental Materials Laboratory, Academic Area of Dentistry, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, San Agustín Tlaxiaca, Mexico
Interests: dental composites; dental adhesives; bonding; dental biomaterials

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Department of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Interests: dental adhesive; antibacterial activity; restoration; endodontically treated tooth; dental biomaterials; resin cement; digital dentistry
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Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile
Interests: dental bonding; ceramics; cementation; digital dentistry; clinical trials; oral rehabilitation

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Faculty of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Interests: dental biomaterials; biomaterials; restorative dentistry
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled “Resin-Based Materials in Restorative Dentistry: Innovations, Characterization and Clinical Implications”, aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in the development and use of resin-based materials for restorative dental applications. The scope of the discussion will include but not be limited to the synthesis, characterization, and properties of these materials, as well as their clinical applications and performance. Manuscripts related to the application of CAD-CAM technology in restorative dentistry are also welcome.

The use of resin materials for restorative dentistry has been rapidly growing in recent years due to their aesthetic and functional benefits. This Special Issue seeks to explore the latest advances in the field, including new synthetic approaches, innovative material formulations, and novel processing techniques that are driving the development of next-generation materials with improved performance and clinical outcomes.

This Special Issue will be situated within the existing literature by providing a critical review of the current state of the art and identifying gaps and challenges that need to be addressed in future research. We will also highlight the key opportunities and emerging trends in the field, including the growing focus on bioinspired materials, personalized dental implants, and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize material design and selection.

Overall, this Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers, clinicians, and industry professionals to share their latest findings and insights, and to foster collaborations and partnerships that will advance the field of resin materials for restorative dentistry.

Dr. Carlos Enrique Cuevas-Suárez
Prof. Dr. Monika Lukomska-Szymanska
Prof. Dr. Louis Hardan
Dr. Mario Felipe Gutiérrez
Dr. Rafael Guerra Lund
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Keywords

  • biomaterials
  • resin-based materials
  • resin composites
  • bonding
  • restorative dentistry

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Effect of Bleaching on Resin-Infiltration-Masked Artificial White Spots In Vitro
by Alan Leon Sinanovic, Philipp Messer-Hannemann, Mariam Samadi, Falk Schwendicke and Susanne Effenberger
J. Funct. Biomater. 2024, 15(5), 125; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb15050125 - 13 May 2024
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Resin infiltration is an effective method to mask vestibular white spots. If needed, external bleaching is usually recommended before infiltration, whilst in clinical practice, this sequence may not always be feasible. This in vitro study evaluated the effect of bleaching after resin infiltration [...] Read more.
Resin infiltration is an effective method to mask vestibular white spots. If needed, external bleaching is usually recommended before infiltration, whilst in clinical practice, this sequence may not always be feasible. This in vitro study evaluated the effect of bleaching after resin infiltration regarding surface roughness and color using bovine incisors. Unlike for the untreated specimens (control, n = 25), artificial caries lesions were created within the test group (n = 25) using a demineralization solution at 37 °C for five days (pH = 4.95). The lesions were subsequently infiltrated using a resin infiltrant (Icon, DMG, Hamburg, Germany), followed by polishing. Afterwards, all specimens were bleached with a 10% carbamide peroxide gel (Opalescence, Ultradent, South Jordan, UT, USA) for 8 h/day over a ten-day period. Between bleaching treatments, specimens were stored in an opaque container with moistened paper tissues at 37 °C. Surface roughness was measured using a profilometer, and color in the L*a*b* space was assessed spectrophotometrically before and after bleaching. Bleaching increased the L*-values of both infiltrated (mean ± SD; ΔL* = 3.52 ± 1.98) and untreated (control) specimens (ΔL* = 3.53 ± 2.30) without any significant difference between the groups (p = 0.983). Bleaching also induced a significant increase in the mean surface roughness of both infiltrated (p < 0.001) and untreated (p = 0.0134) teeth. In terms of clinical relevance; it can be concluded that bleaching resin-infiltrated enamel is as effective as bleaching sound enamel. Full article
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Effect of Modified Triple-Layer Application on the Bond Strength of Different Dental Adhesive Systems to Dentin
by Rim Bourgi, Naji Kharouf, Carlos Enrique Cuevas-Suárez, Monika Lukomska-Szymańska, Walter Devoto, Cynthia Kassis, Omar Hasbini, Davide Mancino, Youssef Haikel and Louis Hardan
J. Funct. Biomater. 2023, 14(10), 522; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb14100522 - 17 Oct 2023
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The goal of this article was to assess the effect of modified triple-layer application (MTLA) in conjunction with the active bonding technique on the bond strength of four adhesive systems to dentinal substrate. The adhesives tested were Prime&Bond Universal (PBU), OptiBond Universal (OBU), [...] Read more.
The goal of this article was to assess the effect of modified triple-layer application (MTLA) in conjunction with the active bonding technique on the bond strength of four adhesive systems to dentinal substrate. The adhesives tested were Prime&Bond Universal (PBU), OptiBond Universal (OBU), OptiBond FL (OBFL), and Clearfil SE (CSE). The adhesives were applied according to the following strategies: single active application (A) and triple adhesive layer application including Active–Passive–Passive (APP); AAP; and AAA. The micro-tensile bond strength test was evaluated following 24 h or 6 months of storage. The composite–dentin interface morphology was investigated using scanning electron microscopy. The data were statistically analyzed with a significance level of α = 0.05. At 24 h of aging, all of the factors tested were not significant (p > 0.05) for CSE. For OBFL, OBU, and PBU, statistically higher values were observed for the A technique (p < 0.05). Plus, there were no significant variances between the APP, AAP, and AAA techniques (p > 0.05) for OBFL and PBU. However, for OBU, there were no significant differences between the A and AAA techniques (p > 0.05). After 6 months of aging, the A technique showed statistically higher values when compared to the other techniques (p < 0.01), except for OBFL, where the A and AAA techniques showed promising outcomes. When comparing the bond strength values of 24 h and 6 months, only for PBU, all of the techniques used resulted in bond strength stability over time (p > 0.05). Thicker adhesive layers were observed when MTLA was applied. Only the OBFL adhesive showed the formation of resin tags in all of the modalities tested. The bonding performances of the different application techniques used were material-dependent. Full article
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